A crowd-pleasing and pleasingly characterful unoaked dry white from deservedly fashionable Sicily, with peach, pear, herb and citrus flavours, a smooth, rounded texture and preserved-lemon and grapefruit-peel grip.
Neither of the two grape varieties is native to Sicily – Fiano is from Campania and Grecanico is better known in the north as Garganega, the principal variety of Soave – but both are at home on the island and they make a good partnership, Fiano giving weight, flavour and rich texture and Grecanico complementing it with citrus freshness and acidity. In a clever marketing touch, their companionability is reflected in the name l'Amistanza, the Renaissance word for friendship.
It makes an ideal white wine aperitif, but it would also be a good match for calamari, fritto misto and other light seafood and fish dishes, including pasta, simple risotto or lemony and/or lightly creamy chicken dishes. 12.5%
Planeta l'Amistanza Fiano Grecanico 2020, DOC Sicilia, Italy